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Tommy Joseph | First Baseman | #19

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / SF
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Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
He cracked an RBI double in the second inning, then popped a solo homer off reliever Ross Stripling to give his team a lead in the seventh. Joseph has been a bit of a disappointment in his second season, seeing a dropoff in both his contact and power skills. He has a .239/.288/.436 slash line with 22 homers and 68 RBI in 135 games. He may not be granted a roster slot next year with Rhys Hoskins looking like the future at first base for the Phillies. Sep 21 - 1:10 AM

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Tommy Joseph remains out of the Phillies' lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

He'll sit again with Rhys Hoskins making another start at first base. Aaron Altherr, Odubel Herrera, and Nick Williams will start across the Phillies' outfield.

Tommy Joseph is not in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Joseph will sit with Rhys Hoskins making the start at first base. Aaron Altherr will start in left field while Odubel Herrera is back in the lineup in center field.

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 as the Phillies rallied to beat the Marlins on Friday night.

Both of Joseph's hits in the contest were singles. He was the only player in the lineup to tally multiple hits, as the Phillies finished with just six hits as a team. With the two-hit attack, he's now slashing .242/.293/.430 with 19 homers and 63 RBI on the year.
Sep 1 - 10:45 PM

Tommy Joseph went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and a double against the Marlins on Thursday.

Josephad a big series, collecting three homers and three doubles in the four games. He needs to keep it up to have much chance of remaining in the lineup next month. The Phillies have been planning to shift Rhys Hoskins to first base once Aaron Altherr returns from the disabled list.
Aug 24 - 5:26 PM

Tommy Joseph homered in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, finishing the day 3-for-8.

The homers were the first for Joseph since he hit his 16th on July 28. He needs a big surge and he needs it now to avoid losing much of his playing time next month after Aaron Altherr returns to the outfield. The Phillies are intending to shift Rhys Hoskins to first base when that happens.
Aug 22 - 11:51 PM

Tommy Joseph is back in the Phillies' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

The struggling Joseph is back in the lineup after sitting the previous two games. He's in the middle of a 5-for-56 slump which has brought his batting line down to .236/.292/.412 on the year.
Aug 22 - 2:57 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Giants.

The Phillies wanted to keep Jorge Alfaro's bat in the lineup, so he'll get the nod at first base. Joseph could probably use a day off to clear his head anyway. He's in the midst of 1-for-23 skid and has struggled to a .119 average for the month of August.
Aug 19 - 6:51 PM

Tommy Joseph posted a single, double, walk and an RBI in Tuesday's road game against the Angels.

Joseph is up to 22 doubles with 54 RBI, and both marks are second on the team. He continues to be fairly consistent at the dish lately after a slow start, but with the Phillies well out of contention and prospect Rhys Hoskins knocking on the door, don't be surprised to see Joseph take a bit of a back seat in the final month.
Aug 2 - 2:53 AM

Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Braves on Monday.

Joseph was up and down early this year, but he's been steady of late, with his OPS staying mostly in the .750-.780 range these last 2 1/2 months. It's created something of a holding pattern; he hasn't been good enough to get anyone to dismiss the talk of Rhys Hoskins overtaking him, but neither has he given the Phillies a big excuse to make the switch. We still imagine they'll want to take a look at Hoskins before the season ends, which is bad news for Joseph, since neither can really do anything besides play first base.
Jul 31 - 4:42 PM

Tommy Joseph launched a three-run homer as the Phillies defeated the Braves on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Joseph's three-run shot was the third homer that the Phillies hit during a seven-run uprising in the fifth inning. He finished the evening 1-for-4 and is now hitting .253/.311/.459 with 16 homers and 51 RBI on the season.
Jul 28 - 10:20 PM

Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored versus the Astros on Wednesday.

He doubled twice, including one in the sixth inning that drove home Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr. He scored twice by trotting home on Cameron Rupp longballs. Joseph is slashing .253/.312/.453 with 15 homers and 48 RBI in 372 plate appearances.
Jul 26 - 11:58 PM

Tommy Joseph had a two-run double in Friday’s victory over the Brewers.

The Phillies had a one-run cushion before Joseph provided some insurance in the sixth inning. It was a long time coming for the 26-year-old, who had driven in just one run over his previous 14 games combined. Joseph is batting .249/.310/.449 with 15 home runs and 45 RBI through 89 games on the year.
Jul 21 - 10:35 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that the Phillies could be looking to move first baseman Tommy Joseph prior to the trade deadline.

The Phillies want to clear a path for Rhys Hoskins at the big league level, and that can't happen with Joseph blocking the way. Phillies' manager Pete Mackanin alluded to as much, "They can't coexist on the same team... It wouldn't be fair to either guy. It wouldn't be fair to us. It wouldn't be fair to Tommy... I don't think it would help either guy or us to find out about Rhys Hoskins if he is not playing on a regular basis."
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 9 - 8:43 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-3 and drew a walk in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

He reached base three times, including a seventh-inning double, but was left stranded every time. Joseph has been a solid fantasy contributor so far this season, slashing .255/.317/.472 with 15 homers and 43 RBI.
Jul 8 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Cameron Rupp
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Rhys Hoskins
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2J.P. Crawford
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jerad Eickhoff
3Nick Pivetta
4Ben Lively
5Mark Leiter
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Vince Velasquez
9Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Luis Garcia
3Adam Morgan
4Hoby Milner
5Edubray Ramos
6Jesen Therrien
7Yacksel Rios
8Kevin Siegrist
9Ricardo Pinto
10Zac Curtis
11Victor Arano
12Henderson Alvarez